Culture

War is Hell -- Unless You're Halliburton

July 26, 2005 - In case you missed it: in this time of shared sacrifice for war, Halliburton announced last Friday (pdf) that subsidiary KBR's quarterly revenues from Government and Infrastructure work increased 284 percent from 2004 to 2005.

Payday Lending: Still Going, and Going, and Going...

June 20, 2005 - Bob Geary of the Independent Weekly reports that payday lending in North Carolina is alive and well. This upstanding "industry" preys on people living paycheck-to-paycheck, giving them "advances" on future wages with effective interest rates of up to 400 percent.